- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
My fiance and I have been engaged for about 3 years now, and it was a quick engagement too (I only had been with him for 6 months prior to him proposing). Initially, my mom and I started planning. I have a dress and tons of decorations, but now everything is up in the air…and has been since his mom and my mom got into a bit of a tiff over a phone call. My mom was reaching out, congratulating her, and wanted her to take part in planning. She was just incredibly rude and threw a hissy fit about the engagement. I don’t want to get to deep into it but a lot has been taken out on both my fiance and I. He ignores it, I complain about it (I think it’s rude and disrespectful) but now we have decided to take matters into our own hands since his mom was complaining to me about having to save up to help us and my father promised to help but then backed out right away. We were thinking about running off by ourselves and eloping. I imagined things differently (having friends and family there for the big day) but it has been hard with all the adults being selfish. They want to dictate what we do but throw a fit when we ask them if they could help us out. I’ve been having a hard time finding the right places either in Branson, MO or Las Vegas. We decided we just want to have a fun and memorable time. I plan on wearing the dress I picked out and I really want nice photos and possibly an album from this. We both want cake afterwards. This is tough planning it out by myself, can anyone tell me of any places in Branson or Vegas that are all inclusive (preferrably cheap…around 1000 total for the wedding and extras). I know pictures are going to be costly but I figure it will be worth it. I’ve also seen places that do a live video feed over the internet…I would like family members to be able to view this, or order photos offline for themselves if they want. I don’t want to offend any of my family members but if it’s just my fiance and I planning and paying for this then we want to get the most out of it and have fun…while on our budgets. I’ve been doing jobs here and there since a lot of places aren’t hiring around here. We also have to save up for a house as well…and moving costs since he is living out of state. Is it better to plan closer to home or fly out and have fun while getting married? There just seems to be so many little things that go along with the big day (even an elopement) and it’s overwhelming.